Day 527: Support

I had to post this. As a primary care doctor, i always want my patients to leave knowing they are safe and supported.

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

I observed many different types of support yesterday, including:

  • A primary care doctor, helping a distressed and emotionally overwhelmed patient decide whether to accept available support at a psychiatric facility.
  • A room-full of doctors, nurses, social workers, and other health providers, discussing a moving poem about a patient’s hospital experience.
  • A doctor accompanying an elderly man, as they circled by me several times, gathering information about his reactions to walking.
  • That same doctor informing me that my foot pain was tendon-related, and that it would heal in a week, with Aleve, ice, and this other support I remember witnessing in my childhood:


(image found here)

When I left the doctor, I felt supported and hopeful enough to do some walking, and I observed …


team support,



… different types of walking support,




… things supported in the air,



a kind of vehicular support I’ve been noticing…

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